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Blitz with Review ~ Pained by Vera Hollins

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Title:
Pained
Series: Bullied #2
Author: Vera Hollins
Genre: Dark High School Romance

Release Date: March 31, 2020
Synopsis

Two months have passed since the day I pushed Hayden away. Two months since I found out he loved me and wanted to be with me. I’ve been trying to move on and forget about him, but my heart refuses to listen.

Hayden had almost died saving me. Half of me wants to forgive him for everything and give him another chance. The other half prevents me from doing so, distrusting him and ignoring my heart’s desires. Hayden is dark and complicated, and as the days pass, he gets further away from me, ignoring me whenever our paths cross.

I have less than a year before I go to college, and I won’t see him ever again. I have to believe I will get over him and move on with my life. I have to believe in my future without him.

Unless he didn’t really move on, and our masks are about to fall.

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Review

Absolutely Wonderful!!

This series is killing me, my heart has done more palpitations while reading this than I was prepared for. It’s just that freaking good!

Pained is the second book in the Bullies series and I fell in love with it just as much as I did the first one. SO SO good! I should mention that even though it’s a Bully book, it’s not as heavy on the bullying that I generally read in others of the genre, so keep that in mind. But what it lacked in bullying, it made up for with gut-wrenching, heartbreaking moments!

Let me say this; Vera doesn’t cringe away from the dark either. She shocks you with just how twisted and depraved others can and will be. She writes it amazingly too, it’s flawless!

Onto some character talk…Hayden…. OMG Hayden…Yeah, he’s definitely added to my ever-growing list of book boyfriends. Like seriously he is dark, twisted and delicious! Especially when we start to see other sides to him. He is the kind of Asshole that we HATE to LOVE…but love him we do! Sarah, is such a strong FMC, one of the strongest I have read in a while. She deals with so much and is surrounded with a freaking ton of hate but still remains strong. And the banter between the two! OMG I just love it! I think I’ve said that a lot…but whatever, I love it and I want everyone to read and love it as much as I do!

Oh, and before I finish this off…WTF IS WITH THAT ENDING!?!?!? I needed tissues, the ugly crying was unstoppable and again I showed my family proof of my craziness! So, this is my warning that it’s a cliffhanger that will leave you feeling soulless and your heart bleeding profusely! The Emotional Hangover is strong with this one! Can not WAIT until book 3!

* I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.*

Excerpt

“He smirked, his eyes heating. “Our rooms are very similar.”
That was true. Not only our walls were covered with the layers of our souls, but my room was also messy, so many papers, sticky notes, and art supplies lying all around. I wouldn’t change a single thing about it.
“You’re right.”
“That was why I felt…” He stopped mid-sentence, taking another drag of his cigarette.
My body leaned closer to him on its own. The mood between us shifted once more. “What?”
He locked his jaw and looked away. “It doesn’t matter.”
“It matters to me,” I whispered. Without conscious thought, I moved and covered his hand that rested on the mattress.
He flinched and looked at my hand, frowning. I feared he would pull his hand away, but he didn’t. “Why?”
My pulse beat madly in my throat. “Because… Because you matter to me.” I tightened my grip around his hand, feeling exposed. My eyes went to his scar, and I wished I could touch it, definitely not for the first time. “I want to know everything about you.”
His breathing sped up. “Everything?”
“Everything.”
He sucked in a quick breath, taking in every line of my face with undiluted hunger. He balanced his cigarette on the edge of the ashtray and met my gaze.
“I felt at peace there,” he said hoarsely. “I felt like…”
I leaned even closer to him. “Yes?”
He swallowed. “Like I belonged there.”

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Author Bio
Vera Hollins is the author of the Bullied series, which has
amassed over 30 million reads online since 2016. She loves writing emotional,
dark, and angsty love stories that deal with heartbreak, mental and social issues,
and finding light in darkness.
She’s been writing since she was nine, and before she knew
it, it became her passion and life. She particularly likes coffee, bunnies,
angsty romance, and anti-heroes. When she’s not writing, you can find her
reading, plotting her next book with as many twists as possible, and watching
YouTube.
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Stuck at Home and March Reading

Hey all! I have been sharing a lot of books lately, or so it feels but I wanted to take a minute to check in and see how everyone is doing in whatever part of the World your in. Here in the Midwest we’re not doing horribly. The hubs just started working from Home yesterday and the kids have been out of school for the past week in a half..so we’re all slowly going crazy from being cooped up too long. But yesterday the weather finally decided to get nice and today is even nicer, YAY! So the Hubs grilled some food that will last us the next few days and the kids got to go outside and play. It was a much needed break! The administration is meeting this week to decide what do for the rest of the school year, as of this moment they go back to school on the 6th. YAY!!

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Here is a question for everyone, what’s up with the freaking toilet paper and food/supply hording? We finally got some in our local Walmart and they are limiting the purchase to 1 per person so that should help..but still…JEEZ, it’s not even a symptom of Coronavirus…don’t know why everyone is freaking out about the amount of TP they have. Ridiculous! And the shelves are more bare than I’ve EVER seen them…it’s just crazy!

ANYWAY, how about all those free books from authors that are A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!??? I have some listed in my Facebook group, but it’s a small list compared to the groups that are dedicated to getting books/audiobooks to readers stuck in quarantine looking for an escape. I’ll share the links below, so check them out!

Stay Home and Read: A Quarantine Party
Quarantine Relief Books from Authors to Readers

I’m going to share with y’all all the books I’ve read so far in March. It wasn’t as many as I was hoping but I did finish quite a few! Some were ARCs but a lot of them are Kindle Unlimited books. KU has saved my life with how many books I have available to me now! Just click on the book covers to be taken to it’s Goodreads Page. Oh and some of them I haven’t actually posted my typed up reviews, just my star ratings, but y’all should be used to my procrastinating problem by now!

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Release Blitz with Review and Excerpt ~ Dirty Prince by V. Darling

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Title:
Dirty Prince
Series: Scarsdale Royals #1
Author: V. Darling
Genre: High School Bully Romance
Release Date: March 12,2020 

Synopsis

There’s only one thing you need to know about Scarsdale High.
The Royals rule here.
 
We say when to jump and how high, and the rest follow like lemmings because to do otherwise is social suicide.
 
As cheer captain, I have everything I’ve ever wanted, including Scarsdale’s star quarterback, Navrin Fox.
 
There’s just one problem … his twin brother.
 
Lev Fox knows exactly how to push my buttons—he’s been doing it since childhood, after all—but when I give into my baser instincts and let the boy I hate best me in a battle of wills, it’s not only my reputation as Queen Bee on the line, it’s my heart too.
 
Secrets, betrayal, and lies—that’s what we Royals do best.
But no one ever said anything about love.

 

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Review

NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING

V. Darling took a different spin to the usual Bully Romance genre and I have to say that I am impressed and I freaking loved it! The dynamic between the characters is riveting and sucks you in from the very beginning. I love the chemistry, the love/hate, even the cheating aspect. I’m generally not of fan of cheating themes in books, tends to piss me off, but in this story the cheating just made it that much more intense. Which also makes me believe that I think I could start reading more of them, as long as they are as wonderfully written.

Dirty Prince was fantastic and I can wait to read more from V. Darling and continuing the Scarsdale Royal Series!

* I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.*

5 Hearts

Excerpt
“You’re sick. You know that?” But even as I say it, I know we’re both infected, tainted, ailing from the same illness, and neither one of us will do anything to cure it. There is no cure for a love as vicious and cruel as this. There’s only embracing what we are, what we have, and what we’ll do to one another. What we’ll do to see each other fall.
“I want you to leave me alone.” I pant as his hands work my pussy faster and his cock pumps into my ass harder.
“I don’t think that’s true,” he whispers.
I gasp, struggling for breath as I climb closer to climax. “I hate you so much it hurts.”
“I know.” He bites down on my shoulder. The way a beast might bite the neck of his consort as he fucks her and claims her as his.
I always thought of Lev as a big bad wolf so in love with his own solitude—angry and untouchable—but he’s not. He’s a fox, sly and cunning, determined to shred, and tear until there is nothing left.
He groans as he spills inside me, and the sensations push me over the edge. My body clenches tight around him, riding him, milking him, and all the while he fucks me harder through my orgasm.
When the only sound in the room is our labored breaths, and the sweat cools on our bodies, he releases my shoulder and smiles. “The feeling is fucking mutual, Cub.”
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Author Bio

V is for Vixen, Vamp, Vexing, and Veronica—because I’m so NOT a Betty.

V is whomever you want her to be.

V. Darling is also the pseudonym of a USA Today bestselling author.
She has penned many books, none of those start with V.

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Blitz with Review, Excerpt and Giveaway ~ Stolen Soulmate by Mary Catherine Gebhard

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Title:
Stolen Soulmate
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Genre: New Adult Bully Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2020

Synopsis

There’s a rule in Crowne Hall: never look a Crowne in the eyes.
It protects us more than them.
I broke it once, the night Grayson Crowne mistook me for his true love and stole my first kiss. I’ve regretted it every day since.
He hates me.
He torments me.
He won’t let me go, because that night he whispered a secret against my lips not meant for me. Grayson Crowne, heir to the Crowne empire and notorious playboy prince is… a virgin.
I signed a contract in my heart’s blood as much as ink: help him get back his love, repair what I broke. Give him my body, my soul, my heart, let him use all of me, so when the time comes to marry her, he won’t need me.
I shouldn’t need him.
But he’s my stolen soulmate, and I’m at his mercy.
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Review

I think I say this a lot with my reviews…but HOLY HOTNESS!!!! I freaking LOVED reading Stolen Soulmate!!

It was amazing and kept me so interested that I could hardly do anything without the book open and reading! Grayson and Story are AMAZING and this book really had me twisted around! The emotional roller-coaster is long and twisted and dark….but such a fun ride! I was so intrigued because every time I thought the plot was going one way…it would totally go another….just freaking amazing!

The ending is most definitely NOT what I was expecting and because of that I can’t wait to devour book 2!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!

5 Hearts

* I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.*

Excerpt
The ink was barely dry on the pages. I don’t know if I was ready for this. Somehow I felt like I was more of a virgin than Grayson. Nervous, skittish. He’d warned me when all of this began that the things he’d seen and done would wreck me.
I should’ve believed him then.
When I didn’t do anything for a minute, he arched a brow.
Do whatever he says.
I could use my safe word, but a twisted part of me liked doing what he told me to do. Liked the rush and the way his eyes hardened. It felt like power, power over one of the most powerful people in the world.
I’d barely taken a step to him, when he ripped me to him by the small of my waist. His other hand tangled in my hair, yanking my head to the side.
“Fuck,” he said, lips at my neck. “Which part do I eat first.”
Delicious tingles spread along my skin at his words. His nose ran along my neck, goosebumps following in his wake. His hands slid from hair, from my waist, along my body, feeling every inch of me, like he couldn’t do it fast enough, before settling back in my hair.
Deliriously, I found the zipper of my dress, but his overtook mine. Stopping me.
“I’m going to ruin your white dress, Snitch. Ruin you. Until you’re all fucked up from me.”
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Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don’t worry, she sends postcards.
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Double Book Review ~ Unwanted & Unclaimed by May Dawson

Double Review

Okay so this is a review post for both Unwanted and Unclaimed because I completely DEVOURED them back to back and can’t wait to share my thoughts!! **Caution there will be cursing & a couple spoilers (I know I never have them, I couldn’t help it!!)

46144675._SY475_Title: Unwanted
Author: May Dawson
Series: Their Shifter Academy #1
Release date: August 22nd, 2019
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Romance

Synopsis

By the time I walk through the doors of the academy, where the born shifters of every pack are trained to fight and lead, I’m famous. Infamous? One of those.

I’ve already fought a battle or two. And my family’s complicated relationships with magic, which has been long forbidden to wolves, isn’t popular with all the packs.

I guess I should’ve said this is the place for born male shifters. There aren’t a lot of shifters like me, with flat irons and skinny jeans packed in their bags.

There’s quite the welcome committee waiting for me.

My cadre, who want to break me down and build me back up again into a fighter.

My bullies, who just want to break me.

My patrol, who rises or falls with me.

They don’t expect me to make it to graduation in four years.

But I know I will.

Who’ll be standing with me at the end?

Their Shifter Academy is a new reverse harem romance series, set in a military academy for shifters.

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Review

GREAT beginning! I haven’t read anything by May Dawson but I am completely HOOKED! The story line, characters, writing style all captivated me and had me completely immersed the second I started reading. This is a great beginning for all the characters and it sets everything up nicely without too much added in an unnecessary fashion. Simply fantastic! I’m super intrigued by the guys and just who is going to be a part of Maddie’s Harem because I personally want them all to be a part of it, the more the merrier right. Even if there are a couple of men that have me thinking they could be “too” much of an Asshole. However, it’s the Assholes that need love the most right 😉

5 Hearts

47906298._SY475_Title: Unclaimed
Author: May Dawson
Series: Their Shifter Academy #2
Release date: November 5th, 2019
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Romance

Synopsis

I’m going to war with the bullies that have tormented me at the academy. It’s time to make Jensen McCauley and his minions pay.

But when our prank war lands us both on restriction, the two of us are trapped together.

It’s all his fault. It’s all his plan.

Jensen wanted to be left alone so he could unravel the secrets surrounding his sister’s death.

I’ve got enough to figure out. I have to make sense of the on-again, off-again heat between Lex and me, my hopeless crush on Rafe, the sexy instructor who think I’m a human trainwreck, and the way I’ve ruined my friendship with Penn.

Plus, there’s the small matter of the demon stalking me…

But when Jensen McCauley needs my help…even though he doesn’t deserve me… I’ll help him find the truth about his sister.

It’s a truth some people are desperate to cover up.

Can Jensen and I not only work together…but survive?

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Review

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! As soon as I finished Unwanted I started this one and I read it even quicker, which really upsets me because the next one won’t even be out until February!!! Talk about being pissed!!! I’m pretty sure I scared my kiddos when I hollered about that release date! ANYWAY, I can bitch about that later, on to what I thought of this book….HOLY HOTNESS!!! Unclaimed was filled to the brim with everything you could want in a book. Romance, Hate, Secrets, Action/Adventure, Mystery, Betrayal..I could go on…but I won’t! I have SOOO many questions and so much left unfulfilled!! Maddie and her men developed even more and parts of the story were taken care of, but more issues popped up that need to be handled.

FUCKING PERFECTION!! May Dawson I salute you and your beautiful, wonderful, amazingly creative mind and I am going to be waiting desperately for that next book, but I’ll be reading your other books in mean time!

***Going to do some squealing about some things, if you don’t want to read spoilers, please avoid**

So here are some things that just made me super freaking happy:

1. Jensen and Maddie finally bumping bunnies! YES YES YES!!! He might be one of my favorites, seriously though, awesome!

2. Can I PRETTY PLEASE have my wish granted when it comes to Rafe?? Let that man spank her!!!! SERIOUSLY NEED SOME RAFE ACTION IN MY BOOK READING!!!

3. That scene with Penn, Jensen and Maddie….FUCKING YES!

5 Hearts

Teaser_ Unclaimed

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New Release with Reviews and Giveaway ~ Nobel Savages: A Dark High School Bully Romance Box Set

Title: Noble Savages 
A Dark High School Bully Romance Box Set
Authors: Natalie Bennett, Nicole Cypher, Rina Kent, Logan Fox & Esme Devlin
Genre: Dark High School Bully Romance

Release Date: September 26, 2019

Synopsis

Cruel. Brutal. Vicious. Lawless. Merciless.

Maybe you’re the new girl.
Maybe you’ve always had it coming.
Maybe you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Either way, you’re about to become the victim.
You’re about to bow, break, and bend the knee. You’re about to kneel at my feet.
I’ll destroy your credibility.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep you by my side.
I’ll make you learn the hard way there is only one way out.
And when all is said and done, I’ll leave you begging for me to do it again…

Five possessive, controlling bullies.
Five strong, spirited heroines.
Welcome to their Savage Kingdom.

Noble Savages by Natalie Bennett, Nicole Cypher, Esme Devlin, Logan Fox and Rina Kent is a five books dark high school romance boxset.
All standalone.
All full length.
No cliffhangers.
All the angst, the steam, and HEA you’ve been looking for.

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Reviews

What an incredible dark, high school bully romance box set and I absolutely recommend you read these awesome stories. The following is my review for each individual book!

Cruel King by Rina Kent: 4 Stars
This book took me a bit to get into, but it got better as I read it. At the beginning I thought I may not continue reading because it seemed a bit low key for me, but it got much better! Astrid and Levi have quite the story and it was like a rollercoaster of unusual circumstances and things that happen. It was a great read and I’m glad I stuck with it!

Vicious Knight by Nicole Cypher: 5 Stars
What a bully romance!!! I freaking LOVED it and couldn’t put it down!! Camden is such an Asshole, but Eden doesn’t just take his shit either, it’s great! I guess I connected with Eden a bit, I was also a “band geek” so I guess I got immersed into the story a bit stronger than I usually do. But jeepers it was just so good! I liked reading both POV, it helped me understand and get to know both sides to the story, because without Camden’s side I probably would have completely hated him. The ending had me all sorts of jittery, I did NOT see that happening, but I’m so happy that they got a HEA! Great job Nicole on writing an incredible story!!

Merciless Knave by Esme Devlin: 4 Stars
Hmmm, where to star with this one? Merciless Knave had me on ups and downs with liking and disliking it. Let me explain a bit, Tommy was kinda hard for me to like because he was just so persistent with being mean and cruel, but once he finally opened up I started to feel the love with him. However, Michelle…she pissed me off a lot too. At times I felt sorry for her and her situation, but there were also times I just wanted to slap her around a bit for being so freaking stupid.  So overall it was an enjoyable read, hence the 4 stars, but because of the drawn out back and forth between Tommy and Michelle and Michelle’s confusing characteristics I couldn’t completely fall in love with the whole story.

Brutal Prince by Logan Fox: 5 Stars
Wow, no joke about this one being absolutely brutal. This book was absolute perfection. I have no complaints at all! Indi and Briar are amazing characters and they story line had me completely enraptured for more. Just freaking excellent and I hope that everyone gives this one a read, they won’t be disappointed!!

Lawless King by Natalie Bennett: 3 Stars
This one was kind of all over the place and a bit confusing. A lot of things aren’t explained and the even though Judas is a fully developed character, I don’t feel the same about Rhiannon. I also am a little concerned about why he is even still in high school…so yeah, if this book doesn’t get a sequel I will endlessly wonder why I wasted time on a book that isn’t going to answer any of the unanswered questions or anything.

 

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Release Blitz ~ The Puppetmaster by Linnea May


Title:
The Puppetmaster
Author: Linnea May
Genre: Dark Billionaire Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2019

Synopsis

I don’t just train. I don’t just own. I make them dance.
My name makes their hearts beat with desire and their skin tickle with sweet fear—a name spoken in hushed voices, hot craving lacing every syllable.
They call me The Puppetmaster.
And when I’m on the hunt, they come running—willing to serve at my feet.
But I’m a cruel Master, and highly selective.
Not just anyone can become my puppet.
I know she can. I’ve known for a long time.
Yet, my heart almost stops when I see her name on the list.
Because this is not how it was supposed to happen.
Not now. Not like this.
Alena Prey—your name may imply otherwise, but you’re no easy take. Even for me.
You wreak havoc with a plan I’ve had for years, but it won’t stop me from reaching my goal—a goal that you’re destined to be a part of.
Don’t even try to cut the strings, my puppet.
For you’ll be the last to dance for me.
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Author Bio
Linnea May loves to read and write about strong alpha men with loaded bank accounts and skeletons in their closets. Her heroes are as sexy and beautiful as they are broken – only to be fixed by the smart & captivating heroines who cross their paths.
 
Originally from Europe, Linnea currently tries to befriend the lively squirrels in Rhode Island.
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